The Laurel Song Book was edited by W L Tomlins and published by C C Birchard & Company. Copyrighted in 1912 this vintage song book was used in schools in its day. The introduction reads, "The Laurel Song Book is the result of an effort to give to the young students of this country a collection of songs and choruses representative of the best musical art of the world, and more especially of the art of our contemporary American composers."
The book contains folk songs, hymns, choruses and songs from a wide range of composers and eras. There are 320 pages of songs and a 16 page supplement entitled, "Laurel Song Book Hymnal Supplement".
This vintage book has illustrated brown board covers with a dark brown cloth spine. There is a Board of Education stamp on the inside front cover from Minneapolis Minn. dated 1912. There are some water marks on the top of the cover (see photos) but the pages seem to be unaffected. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. There is light yellowing of the pages as would be expected of a book of this age.